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Hello all.
I looked allover for a good front end. I tryed cutor. Didnt like it. When back when i used to use Emu loader but being that was years ago im asking if there is any out there. Also I dont see why but i having the most horrific time getting everything dialed in right. WHat are the best noob plugins? man problems im having is My gamepad (going to try and buy a PS2 converter tomrrow if i can find on in stores that is. ) That and how do use cheat codes? Like game shark?
One last question...I want to use the TV out on my video card (s video) to my tv to play these games. Any chagnes i need to make to setting to get it to work right? Many Tys
 

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Emmm... it depends on your hardware, for the begining go to: Kanes domain it should help you alot, as for ps2 converter... it's better to have psOne pad connected to it, becouse noone of those converters have drivers to use analogue buttons on PS2 pad (which means, that you'll have to push PS2 buttons much harder) for cheat code we have pec plugin. and finally if you want to use emu on your tv screen just config your gfx card that it'll send signal to tv (normally - as if you would like to see a movie from pc on tv) :)
 

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TY for the reply. Tomrrow im going down to an Radioshack to get a usb PS1 converter. My last 2 problems now are front end and best Plugins? (tho i have gotten 3 games to work just by clicking nice, I just want to get it as close as i can with the emu as i would be on the PS1) many TYs!
 

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Frontend? There are two I recommend. One is the one I use, Xeven's EmuFrontend (The BATARD Tool). The other is Beta's Delta autoloader tool, unfortunately the site for that appears to be down right now
 

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it's better to have psOne pad connected to it, becouse noone of those converters have drivers to use analogue buttons on PS2 pad
/me looks down at his ps2 pad connect to pc via usb converter...pushes analog stick, character moves....goes into menu...uses d-pad...yep that works too....
 

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He's talking about hte analog buttons. You have to press extra hard on the PS2's buttons compared to the PSX buttons because they are analog.
 

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Also if you buy a dual pad adapter, make sure that you actually plug 2 pads in and not just 1. The drivers for those adapters always assume there is 2 pads present. The drivers will thus recieve rubbish from the missing 2nd pad and that can screwup pad configuration.

PS My site should (hopefully) be back up shortly. ;)
 

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Good Front end many TYs. New problems tho. I just got the PSX to USB Game Adapter from RadioShack. I got it to work in my games but id like it to rumble. and use the sticks. Any way i can do that? Also for some reason the game is offset on my screen. I see all the imagine but on the right side is a 3 inch wide bar. Any fixes? Also On the Gameshark thing. I cant seem to get it to work right. I installed it but when i got to slect as a plugin its not there. :) any help is allways much appracated.
 

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Also id like to point out The USB OSX adapter came with an Driver floppy. I dont have a floppy drive tho :( just wanted to let ya know that
 

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honestly i wouldn't expect it to rubble. i got a converter also and epsxe refuses to rumble... It's pretty wide spread problem.
 

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Some Punk Kid said:
G I got it to work in my games but id like it to rumble. and use the sticks. Any way i can do that?

Also for some reason the game is offset on my screen. I see all the imagine but on the right side is a 3 inch wide bar. Any fixes?

Also On the Gameshark thing. I cant seem to get it to work right. I installed it but when i got to slect as a plugin its not there.
1. Yes, by using a frontend (ePSXecutor) to select a PAD plugin. (Harikiri seems the only option.)

2. Proper English? I can't inter...your question. Try lowering your resolution.

3. The plugin should appear in your video plugin. Did you install it correctly?
 

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Ok i found the drivers for my a=PSX to USB adapter. I have it working fine in everything but EpsxE. It come up fine when i set the keys int he front end with that plugin but in game its like i have no input. Also for my video problem its kinda hard to explain. The game is not filling up the whole screen. There is like a 2 inch black boarder on the right side only. It drives me nuts. Any tips? Im using
Pete PSX D3D (DX7) I have it set up like this:
Plugin: Pete's D3D Driver 1.1.75
Author: Pete Bernert
GFX card: RADEON 9800 PRO

Resolution/Color:
- 640x480 Fullscreen - [32 Bit]

Textures:
- R8G8A8A8
- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- VRam size: 0 MBytes

Framerate:
- FPS limit: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: Auto

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 3
- Framebuffer texture: 2
- Framebuffer access: 3
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: on
- Advanced blending: hardware

Misc:
- Scanlines: off [0]
- Unfiltered FB: off
- Dithering: off
- Screen smoothing: off
- Full vram: off
- Game fixes: off [00000000]

Any help would be great.
 

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You should try using Pete's OpenGL or OpenGL2 plugin with your video card, it will work better than the D3D plugin. Try pressing F5 when you're in the game, older games won't function if you have it in analog mode.
fireblaster_lyz said:
1. Yes, by using a frontend (ePSXecutor) to select a PAD plugin. (Harikiri seems the only option.)
You can't use an external pad plugin with ePSXe :p. That feature was added to ePSXecutor in anticipation for it being added in ePSXe 1.6.0 but it ended up not making it in the release (hard drive crash I think).
 

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Ok i get my pad working When i load it via the epsxe.exe but when i load in it ePSXeCutor it dont work ahhh help me but for the record changing the video pliug in fixed it real good. Allright if i get the pad thing sorted out ill start beating my old gaimes again. See ya and ty for the help
 

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I don't understand you guys who use front ends, changing couple of settings is just a matter of seconds :p, but, it's only me ;)
 

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A couple of reasons basically:

1. Changing a couple of settings only takes a second, but optimising a configuration for some of the really fussy games (MGS springs to mind) can take ages. It's nice to be able to recall that exact configuration without the need of a photographic memory ;)
2. Frontends have built in memcard managers.
3. For cd users, they add autoplay support to the emus.
4. With regards to my own frontend delta, it has a "detect best" button for each plugin group. This is useful for noobs who are endlessly asking "what's the best plugin to use" on the forums.
5. Again with regards delta, it has autoconfigure script support. Download the script, stick in the game cd, and delta selects the best plugins for your system, configures those plugins for that game, applys those settings to epsxe and runs the game. It's just a pity I can't get more folks to write those script files :(.
6. A few frontends have image creation support, which is handy. In my case I linked that into the autoplay routine and the bzip2 compression library. Hence delta can create compressed image files on-the-fly simply by sticking the cd in your pc.
7. They allow you to launch individual games via the start menu.

But ultimately the main reason is choice. Frontends are companion utilites which add extra features to help improve the overall experience. It is up to the user to choose if they what to use them or not, but it is nice to actually give folks the ability to make that choice ;).
 
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